Having trouble setting up my outlook.com email as an IMAP account in Mac Mail for OS X Mavericks. Have tried the solutions on google, but could use some help pls.
Have been able to get it to work for in-coming mail, but not for out-going mail. Keep getting 'rejected by server' error. Tried using these instructions: Am starting by selecting Mail Add Account, then selecting 'Add other Mail Account'. The right way to start? Next, am entering dummy email address and dummy password per the instructions in the above link. After I click Create, i get the 'Account must be manually configured' messsage as shown below. On the next screen, I select IMAP and put imap-mail.outlook.comas the mail server, and I put in my real outlook.com email address and real password.
On the next screen, i put smtp-mail.outlook.com as the out-going server. I also put in my real email address and real password (I have tried it leaving these two fields blank, but that hasn't worked either).
I then click create, and the new account is created with no error messages. With this set up I can send emails to my address and they appear as expected in Mac Mail. But if I try to send an email within Mac Mail from, I get this error: Maybe I am setting up the account incorrectly, or maybe there is something addtional I need to do in order to authenticate the account in Mac Mail or in Outlook.com. Not sure, and running out of ideas. Help appreciated. Hello pomme4moi, See the pics below step by step At first choose your outlook-account in the account-informations window.
Below of the window on the right side you can see which smtp-server your are using for this account. If this not the correct account for smtp open the smtp-serverlist and search for the outlook smtp-server. This Window show all my smtp-server from there I can assign one server from a specific account. If this server for outlook isn't in the list you can create one with tick the plus button and insert the outlook account information. Ahh, forgot: In the Window above you can set the smpt-port under the 'Advanced'-Button.
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Sorry for my English not the best ðŸ˜ x90. I just stepped through the Answer provided by MarieV at It basically worked for me. Again using OS X 10.8.5 The trick for me was to enter a Bad Password for my real account, but actually provide my real email address (step 4), because I couldn't correct my 'reply-to:' email address when I first followed Marie's steps as exactly as possible. I also had to delete the POP 3 account I created initially, as the Accounts System Preferences wouldn't let me create a separate account using the same email address as the already existing POP 3 account.
Entering the password incorrectly causes Mac Mail to allow me to select 'IMAP'. Then it was straight-forward from there. Incoming: imap-mail.outlook.com smtp: smtp-mail.outlook.com I was able to send/receive from the Outlook.com (IMAP) account to my iCloud account and visa-verse. Thank you all, very helpful. I can now send and receive emails to / from my outlook.com eamail address from within Mac Mail.
One more quetion pls. Let me refer to A as accessing my outlook.com email from within Mac Mail, and B as accessing my outlook.com email from the Outlook.com website from Safari. When I send an email to my outlook.com eamil address, I can see the email in both A and B (i.e., I see that A and B stay in sync). Both show the same email messages in their respective inboxes. This makes sense, as this is what an IMAP account is supposed to do.
But when I delete an outlook.com email message from A, it is not automatically deleted in B. Similarly, if I delete a message in B, it is not deleted in A.
It appears that the IMAP account is not sychronizing deletions correctly. Anyone else seeing this problem? Next test using Outlook.com I just deleted an email by clicking the Trash icon that appears when hovering near an email subject in the list of emails. Then I clicked the Send/Receive button in Apple Mail. The email disappeared from the Inbox listing in Apple Mail.
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The email is listed in the Deleted Folder within Apple Mail. The email also appears in Outlook.com within the Deleted Folder I'm not seeing an equivalent operation in Outlook.com to perform the Erase Deleted items such as Apple Mail provides. There was momentarily a 'Sweep to Delete' animation that appeared and is now gone. Pomme is correct.
By selecting 'Erase Deleted Items' within Apple Mail does not clear the Deleted Folder when the email was first deleted using Outlook.com Now I'm seeing further synch problems in that deleting in Outlook.com The emails disappear from Apple Mail Inbox, but do not appear within the Apple Mail Deleted Folder. (as it did with the first message I deleted using Outlook.com) Yes. There is some synchronizing problems. I just exited Apple Mail, and restarted it, synched and now all messages deleted from Outlook.com appear within Apple Mail Deleted Folder. For Outlook.com the equivalent operation to Erase Deleted Items Is to click the Trash icon next to the emails within the Deleted Folder. Moral of the story is for Apple Mail periodically select Erase Deleted Items and for Outlook.com periodically look in the Deleted Folder and delete those emails (that you already deleted) a second time.
'Have you got the Problem sometimes if you delete a message by outlook.com account to get an error that the Mail cannot move to trash-folder too? I get this once per day after choosing to delete second time than works. At this point I think this is really a syncing problem made by outlook.com because other accounts works.' Happens all the time, also happens since I migrated from Mail to the Airmail app so I think it is an Outlook.com bottleneck. Give them a chance to get it right, they have only been IMAP for a short time. Apple Footer. This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only.
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